...'Tis a silly thing.
I thought that, as part of my "New Me in 2009" campaign, I would take up running in addition to my regular rides. Especially useful on the really scummy cold/wet/rainy/windy days.
In the past few weeks I've been out 3-4 times. Got a really good quad burn from just 30 minutes of moderate running. I thought "Yeah-- I'll totally rock the run-ups in CX this fall."
Then all the stringy bits in my left knee started making all sorts of weird noises. It was precisely this sort of thing that made me STOP running years ago.
I had modest goals-- no more than twice a week. Just something to help my legs remember what running was like.
Well, I guess maybe I won't run. My shoes are old, however. Maybe I'll buy some new shoes (but that's money that won't get spent on bike stuff... damn!) and try again.
Perhaps I should try something a bit more focused. Maybe just sprinting up short hills in the park or something.
2 am talks.. - It was 1997, I was in the USAF, stationed state side, and my mom came to visit me for a few days (I was her favorite child, my siblings know this deep down...
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